Some older cribs have decorative openings on the side. These openings are absolutely dangerous and has to be avoided, because the infant's head may get trapped. For the identical reason, prevent linking toys into the crib with strings. Never set the crib near drapes or blinds. The cords in blinds pose a substantial danger, as do curtains which may suffocate the baby. Ensure that the crib side remains firmly in place when latched. Also check regularly for loose screws or components.
The use of older cribs isn't recommended. However, some individuals may receive a classic crib that has been in the family for many years, which makes it a valued commodity. In such scenarios, you are better off with such a crib for decorative purposes. In case you choose to utilize the crib for your baby, you must thoroughly assess it and rule out any broken or missing components. If any hardware or parts are lost, the crib may come down or fall down when your baby is in it.
A baby crib is one of the most significant purchases a new or expecting parent gets. To steer clear of dangerous accidents, it is crucial to ensure that your child's crib meets all the security requirements.
The slats in cribs keep babies from rolling or falling out of the crib. Make sure that all the slats on your own crib are in the correct place and are tightly fit set up. The space between neighboring slats must be no more than 2.375 inches. A crib which has a larger gap between the slats is dangerous, as a baby's small body or head can become trapped between. Another thing to search for is the gap between the crib and the mattress. Make sure that mattress is firm and closely fitting within the crib, and that you can't squeeze in more than 1 finger at the gap. Again, if the difference is too big, the infant can get trapped between the mattress and the crib wall. A soft mattress increases the odds of suffocation, as can a loose matching sheet or a blanket. It is ideal to cover the baby in a sleeper rather than a blanket. Also be certain that the corner posts are flush with the corners of the infant, so that the baby can't get clothing entangled inside.
To avoid chemicals, use an organic mattress, organic sheets and blankets in your baby's crib. If the infant is old, it's best to strip the paint away as it may contain lead. Repaint with a paint that has no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).